Between the festivities we gathered reactions by Timmy Simons, Ruud Vormer, Bjorn Engels, Laurens De Bock, Stefano Denswil, Hans Vanaken, Abdoulay Diaby, Thomas Meunier, coach Michel Preud’homme, president Bart Verhaeghe and ex-player Mathew Ryan.
Mathew Ryan is Club's third summer signing
Club Brugge have landed 21-year-old goalkeeper Mathew Ryan. Mathew Ryan joins Club Brugge from the Australian first division team Central Coast Mariners on a three-year deal.
Mathew Ryan was born on 8 April 1992 in Plumpton. Mathew started his carreer at Plumpton/Oakhurs SC before joining the youth of Blacktown City. Mathew joined the Australian top team Central Cost Mariners in 2010 where he has been a key player the last three years. He has been elected twice as best goalkeeper in Australia. Ryan has been honoured twice with an international call-up and he is concidered as the future number one of Australia. Nice detail: Mathew has played for the Australian Olympic team, coached by former Club Brugge player Paul Okon.
Arnar GRETARSSON: "Huge potential"
"Ryan is a young goalkeeper with a huge potential. He has been playing three years for the Australian top team Central Coast Mariners. Despite of his young age he has gathered a lot of experience and he has been elected twice as best goalkeeper of Australia. This year he has celebrated the title with his team in the A-league. Another asset of Ryan is his attitude and mindset. He fits the Club Brugge philosophy perfectly."
Mathew RYAN: "Very positive about Club Brugge"
"I had been looking forward to move to a European team and I couldn't have chosen a better one than Club Brugge. I have had talks with a couple of Australian players who have played in Belgium, like Frank Farina and Paul Okon. They were very positive about Club Brugge. My strong points? I would say I am quite complete as a goalkeeper. I'm good with my feet, which I believe to be a big asset for a dominant team."
Vorig seizoen verkozen jullie Mathew Ryan tot de beste Teamspeler van het jaar voor Blauw-Zwart. Daar hoorde toen ook een trofee bij, één die hij tot op vandaag niet in ontvangst kon nemen door zijn transfer naar Valencia. Daar komt zondag verandering in.